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Taste/Tongue testing E-Juice?

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  1. Justin L

    Justin L Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2018
    Racine,WI
    So I'm curious if it's ok to just put a small drop onto my finger and onto my tongue. I can't smell that great right now because of sinuses and bought a few flavors I'd like to try. I keep reading how poisinous nicotine is when consumed and comes in contact with skin, but I've accidentally got it on my skin before with no problem and I'm sure we all have had spit back before. As a new vapor I'm really getting sick and tired of seeing how people/media/polititians all make vaping out to be worse than ...... (or it seems to me) and use the simple excuse of "nicotine", as if they don't consider how many other chemicals are in cigarettes INCLUDING nicotine and people who roll their own I'm sure get tobacco in their mouth not to mention don't people who chew,dip and snuff all literally suck on the stuff? Ugh, sorry for the rant it's just as a new vapor I'm really getting sick of how frowned upon vaping is. Anyway so would it be of to just taste a SMALL amount, I know I won't die but don't want a huge rash or something on my tongue either.
     
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  2. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    IMO, it's fine. I mean when you vape, you get thousands (millions?) of tiny little droplets of the same liquid in your mouth and even your lungs. As for the nic, a couple of drops at whatever strength you're used to vaping aren't going to cause any noticeable effect, not on your skin, and not on your tongue. Now someone with no nicotine habit, and therefore no nicotine tolerance, that would be different; they might get a pretty good buzz (depending on the strength of the liquid).

    FWIW, some folks use do exactly what you're proposing as a taste test in order to retain their sanity in situations where they can't vape, e.g. airline flights.
     
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  3. Justin L

    Justin L Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2018
    Racine,WI
    That's what I was thinking as well but wasn't quite sure, thanks.
     
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  4. Fozzy71

    Fozzy71 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    8 Mile + 2.5
    I do it every time I mix a recipe, and every time I over squonk... IME the tongue taste test isn't the best indicator of what the vape will actually taste like though.
     
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  5. Justin L

    Justin L Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2018
    Racine,WI
    really? I would of thought the opposite, maybe it enhances the taste too much?
     
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  6. Necrospecter

    Necrospecter Dulce de Leche to rule them all Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    Fort Worth Texas
    Oh @Fozzy71 you are so right I have found tongue testing pear stuff tastes like you just took a big bite out of a bar of soap, yet when you vape it can be quite nice.
     
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  7. Fozzy71

    Fozzy71 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    8 Mile + 2.5
    the liquid is far more tasty, and your taste buds far more sensitive, than what the vapor will taste like to your taste buds as it rushes by into your lungs. Some recipes/flavors on your tongue can be overpowering as @Necrospecter eludes to above.
     
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  8. Cas002

    Cas002 Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Omaha NE
    I taste both prepped juice and concentrates and never had any issues but I usually taste less than a drop and my juice is 1.5-3% nic. With that said, it may not always be a good reflection of the vaping flavor you'll get, as @Fozzy71 said. You'll be fine :)
     
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  9. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    I agree with others, while it can be done the flavor will not be the same as it will be when vaped. In liquid form the flavors are more concentrated than in vapor form. I will also add DO NOT taste test the concentrated flavoring that you use to make the juice (before it is diluted into your juice). I promise that will be a bad experience. They are just WAY TOO concentrated and will sometimes have an off putting taste, even though once mixed and vaped they are quite good.
     
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  10. Fozzy71

    Fozzy71 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    8 Mile + 2.5
    I learned that the hard way myself, with Real Flavors Super Concentrates. You might be able to get away with it using weaker flavor brands but it is a bad idea to do with a flavor that you only use 1 - 3% in a recipe.
     
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  11. Necrospecter

    Necrospecter Dulce de Leche to rule them all Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    Fort Worth Texas
    but sometimes it is just so tempting
     
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  12. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    California
    Zero nic juice is safe to drink... give you a stomachache probably but nothing else....

    A few drops here and there even of nic juice won't hurt at all.... not going to give a true vaped flavor... but should give 8 Dea of vapor flavor.....

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I taste a drop of my steeping mixes every few days. The more the flavor fades with a tongue test the closer they are to being steeped enough to taste test in a tank.
     
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  14. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
    I'll taste test juice at a shop where samples are not available.
     
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  15. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Hey smacuser.:p
     
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  16. VHRB2014

    VHRB2014 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2014
    Nic`d Up in Oklahoma!
    IV been known to do it. It's not 100% accurate, and some juice take a while to excite relative taste buds, not to mention some juices will change during steeping. But it is a quick and dirty method to see if it peaks your interest.
     
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  17. go_player

    go_player Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    USA
    It won’t hurt you. I used to taste a drop of every batch of 100mg nic I got in, and I never suffered from doing so. People get a bit hysterical about the dangers of nic.

    That said, it is a poison in large doses, and you should respect that. I don’t bother with gloves or anything when I mix, because I am pretty precise, and a bit of even 100mg nic on my hands is not a big deal.

    But I do lock my cats away when I mix because they might otherwise jump up on my mixing surface and... I weigh 200 pounds. They weigh less than ten pounds. A harmless amount of nic for me is not neccesarily harmless to them. The same is true of children.

    Nic in pg or vg is fairly safe stuff, but you should have some respect for it, in much the same way that you know the bleach under your sink is potentially poisonous.
     
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  18. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    I have done it a few times. Some of them are so strong you wonder if you will ever get the taste out of your mouth. I stopped doing it after "taste testing" Polar Blast from FlavorArt which is a cooling agent. Erma Gerd I thought I might actually die that stuff was so potent. I felt like I was breathing in frozen air from a planet where water never even existed. Drinking water didn't even seem to help much. I just had to suffer for a while until things returned to normal. Now I always dilute concentrated flavorings at least in some PG before trying it that way.
     
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  19. IgnorantCig

    IgnorantCig Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2015
    new york
    It's not a good indicator of taste at all in my opinion, but I remember using this technique a few years ago when I was flying on a long flight, and I was still craving nicotine at the time.

    Now I don't have the same Nic cravings anymore, so I don't need to do it.
     
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  20. go_player

    go_player Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    USA
    Tasting a drop of 100mg nic is actually far better than tasting a drop of flavor concentrate. I did that _once_ and couldn’t taste or smell anything for days. It was probably worth it for the learning, but I won’t do that again.
     
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